The Pink Pearl is a very unique apple with distinctive pink flesh beneath translucent, pearly yellow skin, which sometimes also bears a light pink blush. It was introduced in 1944 by the renowned California plant breeder Albert Etter. Not simply just a novelty, but a great tasting apple with firm flesh. Tart to sweet-tart, depending on time of harvest. Pink Pearl apples are wonderful for baking, especially in open-topped tarts or in sauces where their pink color can really shine. They are also a good choice for eating fresh, whether alone of as part of a salad. Pink Pearl are harvested in August and don't last long in storage, so you'll need to be quick to enjoy this special summer apple. Blooms very attractive. One of our most popular varieties.
Growing Considerations for Pink Pearl California 1944
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Early
Harvest Period: Early
Low Chill: Yes
Storage: 3-4 weeks
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1900`s
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)
Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits